As the the total number of confirmed cases in India rise to 147, The Indian Army witnesses it’s first face-off with the novel coronavirus with a 34-year-old soldier being tested positive for the infection in Leh, as reveale by army sources.
The soldier tested positive for COVID-19 is a resident of Chuhot village in Leh, came in contact with his father, who had returned from a pilgrimage in Iran by an Air India flight on February 20. He is currently in quarantine at the Ladakh Heart Foundation since February 29.
Reports reveal, soldier’s brother to also be positive with the infection.
All those people who have come in contact with the soldier have been quarantined, with exact numbers not revealed yet.
The soldier has been isolated at the Sonam Nurboo Memorial (SNM) Hospital along with his sister, wife and two children who are quarantined at SNM Heart Foundation.